2020 SSFD Guidelines
Please fill out the following form for any building permits:Clearance Form
2020 Residential Impact Fees:
0-4800 sq. feet : $655.81*
4801-7700 sq. feet: $1707.83*
7700 sq. feet and up: $2650.55*
2020 Commercial Impact Fees:
.27C per sq. foot
2020 Propane Tank Placement Fee:
Please fill out the following form and return completed form to the Fire Marshall:
Apply for a propane permit
2020 Sprinkler/Fire Suppression Fees
All residential sprinklers must be done to NFPA 13-D. Required 13-D sprinkling system, but not
limited to, Samak, Weber Canyon, Garff Ranch, any commercial structure that cannot meet fire
flow for sq. footage.
Outside of the highway corridor, a sprinkler system is required. The highway corridor is defined
as the outlining roads around Kamas valley. These are including but not limited to
Woodenshoe, Democrat, and upper loop in Marion. All structures 250 ft outside the Highway
Corridor will be subject to a required sprinkling system.
Any new development and installations of fire hydrants must meet current codes.
Open Burning and Burning Permits
Open Burning and Burning Permits
For open burning in Summit County the following are things to know:
The Utah State Forestry Fire and State Lands rules/laws for burning cover June 1st thru October 31st. During this time a Burn Permit is required for burning anything except for campfires in improved fire pits. The permits are free and obtained from the Fire Warden for unincorporated areas of the County. I do these Monday thru Thursday and they can be for three (3) days so plan ahead and call before you want to burn. Also, if you are going to burn Friday thru the weekend you will need to get the permit issued on Thursday. I need to be contacted on Wednesday for permits for the weekend, due to case load.
There are three (3) things used to base a burn or no burn day or period,
1. The top requirement is a 500 clearing. This is mandated by Division of Air Quality.
2. Winds below 10 MPH, this is based on past history of lost controlled burns. This may be less of an issue if there has been rain or snow and wet ground and vegetation.
3. Red flag, hazard wind warnings, or low relative humidity levels.
Once the permit is issued, before burning Summit County Sheriff’s dispatch must be
contacted at (435)336-3600, prompt 1 as any 911 report of a fire will go through them and if they know where there are burn(s) it saves tax dollars from having Fire districts sent to an a controlled burn. Also, fires are to be manned at all times, this is State law. If a passerby sees a person in the area of a fire, they may be less likely to report it as a brush fire. When done burning a call back to Dispatch center lets Dispatch know that any other calls need to be dispatched to fire units.
There is an open burn period from March 31st thru May 30th, then again September 15th to
October 30th. During this time the permits are done through the Division of Air Quality on their
website and links to it are on the Summit County Web site. This is the only time for open burn
in incorporated areas. Again, you still will need to call in to Summit Sheriffs dispatch.
In the Park City area also check on any local or city restrictions.
Summit County has passed an ordinance requiring the call to Dispatch from April 1st to
November 30th. However, the fire personal from the County ask that before burning anytime
other than cooking type campfires you call in to dispatch. This in the last year has cut False
alarm Brush Fire type Calls County wide by 174 responses saving tax dollars.
Air Quality rules/ Laws are playing a larger part of open Burning requirements:
Open burning is a source of air pollution that is regulated by the Division of Air Quality (DAQ).
There are statewide rules in place that regulate open burning activities to help minimize
emissions and ensure that the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) are met. Recent
modifications to these rules change the open burn periods and include a statewide requirement
to obtain a permit from the local county or municipal fire authority prior to burning.
APPROVED FIRE PITS:
-Fire pits must be buried 12-15 inches below the ground level, with a concrete, sand or mineral
-There must be a screen over the top of the fire pit with openings not greater than one inch.
-There must be a steel ring around the sides of the fire pit.
-There must be a 15-foot clearance around the pit. This clearance must be mineral soil,
concrete, brick or sand. Manicured lawn grass may be accepted.
-There must be no overhanging branches or any other vegetation in the 15ft clearance, around
the fire pit.
-Responsible party will stay with the fire at all times with water and hand tools to prevent fire
-Fire in any other types of fire pits will be considered illegal and are punishable with a Class B
Misdemeanor. ($1,000 fine and up to 60 days in jail.)
-Fires will be completely extinguished before leaving the fire pit.
-BURN AT YOUR OWN RISK. If fire escapes the fire pit and resources are called to suppress the
fire, the responsible party may be held liable for all costs to put of the fire.
-Propane fires are permitted, however charcoal fires are not permitted.
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